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26 Mar 2020

Transcript:   AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, ABC Radio, AM with Sabra Lane, Thursday, 26 March 2020

Subject:  Coronavirus, school closures

SABRA LANE:         Now the Australian Medical Association says stronger measures need to be put in place now to save lives. Dr Tony Bartone is the AMA's President.

Tony Bartone, you believe more lives can be saved with tighter restrictions, including closing schools now. How will you convince the Federal Government to do that?


Published: 26 Mar 2020

25 Mar 2020

AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said today that, in light of last night’s strong statements from the Prime Minister and ahead of another meeting of the National Cabinet tonight, the AMA encourages even more and stronger social isolation measures to protect the health of the Australian community.

Dr Bartone said the AMA will support decisions of governments to enforce further closure of non-essential services, suspension of schools and non-essential workplaces, and increased home isolation to prevent the spread of Covid-19.


Published: 25 Mar 2020

24 Mar 2020

Transcript: AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, Today Show, 24 March 2020

Subjects: Medicare-funded Telehealth, Coronavirus


KARL STEFANOVIC: Well, the way you visit your doctor is about to change with the Government expanding Medicare-funded Telehealth to all patients. That means Australians can now phone up or even video chat with their GP or a consult.


Published: 24 Mar 2020

14 Mar 2020
AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, and AMA Federal Councillors from every State and Territory joined forces to declare the coronavirus outbreak a national public health emergency.

Published: 14 Mar 2020

11 Mar 2020

AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said today that the AMA welcomes the Government’s Covid-19 health package - especially the roll-out of new Medicare telehealth items and respiratory clinics.

Dr Bartone said this is a really good start but there is much more to do to reduce the movement and spread of the virus.

Dr Bartone said the AMA has been calling for the telehealth items since the bushfire crisis to help doctors and patients in emergency situations.


Published: 11 Mar 2020

08 Mar 2020
Doctors follow protocols every day to protect their patients and the general community, AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone says.

Published: 08 Mar 2020

05 Mar 2020
GPs and hospitals are being stretched to the limit as they keep the community safe from coronavirus, AMA President Dr Tony Bartone says.

Published: 05 Mar 2020

02 Mar 2020
Reports of panic buying are disproportionate to the coronavirus threat in Australia, AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, says.

Published: 02 Mar 2020

11 Feb 2020

Transcript:   AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, Nine, Today Show with Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon, Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Subject:   Coronavirus


KARL STEFANOVIC:       Well, the number of coronavirus cases on board a luxury cruise ship quarantined off the coast of Japan has spiked, with four Australians among 66 new passengers testing positive.


Published: 11 Feb 2020

31 Jan 2020

Transcript:   AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, Sky News Live, AM Agenda with Laura Jayes and Peter Stefanovic, Friday, 31 January 2020

Subject:   Coronavirus


Published: 31 Jan 2020

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